Meaning of orbiter

or•bit•er

Pronunciation: (ôr'bi-tur), [key]
— n. U.S. Aerospace.
  1. Also calledthe crew- and payload-carrying component of the space shuttle.
  2. a space probe designed to orbit a planetary body or moon. Cf.
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